Thursday, 21 August 2014

HAPPY Rucksack - FREE Crochet PATTERN - PART 3


ARE YOU READY FOR PART 3? 


This week we will

Finish the FINAL ROUNDS of the RUCKSACK 

CROCHET the top of the bag 
with special drawstring rounds

and attach the drawstring enclosure WITH NO SEW 



Here we go, starting with Round 44.

For Part 1 - go HERE

For Part 2 - go HERE


CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 44:  Ch3, dc around, join with sl st in ch3.
Rnd 45:  Repeat Rnd 44.

CHANGE TO CC4
Rnd 46:  Ch3, 2dc in same st, *skip 2sts, 3dc in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch3.

CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 47:  Sc in last dc of 3dc group, *(ch3, skip 2sts, sc in next st) rep from * around, join with sl st in sc.
Rnd 48:  Sl st in ch3-sp, ch3, 2dc in same ch3-sp, *3dc in next ch3-sp, rep from * around, join with sl st in ch3.

CHANGE TO CC1
Rnd 49:  Ch2, hdc around, join with sl st in ch2.

CHANGE TO CC3
Rnd 50:  Ch2, hdc around, join with sl st in ch2.

CHANGE TO CC1
Rnd 51:  Ch3, *skip next st, (1hdc, ch1 in next st), rep from * around, join with sl st in 2nd ch of ch3.

CHANGE TO CC3
Rnd 52:  Ch2, 2hdc in each ch1-sp around, join with sl st in ch2.

CHANGE TO CC1
Rnd 53:  Ch3, dc around, join with sl st in ch3.


CHANGE TO CC3
Rnds 54-57:  Repeat Rnds 50-53.


CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 58:  Ch3, dc around, join with sl st in ch3.
Rnd 59:  Repeat Rnd 58.

DRAWSTRING RNDS

CHANGE TO CC4
Rnd 60:  Ch4 (counts as 1dc, 1ch), *skip 1st, (1dc, 1ch) in next st, rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch4. 

Lay out your bag, and identify the sides.  Place a marker at each side, dividing back and front equally.

CHANGE TO CC2
Making openings for drawstring.
Rnd 61:  Skip first ch1-sp, (ch3, 1dc in ch1-sp), *2dc in next ch1-sp, rep from * to  ch1-sp before next marker,  ch4, skip 2 ch1-sp,  2dc in next ch1-sp, to end, skip last ch1-sp, ch4, join with sl st in ch3.  


CHANGE TO CC4
Rnd 62:  Repeat Rnd 60.

Rnd 63:  Ch4 (counts as 1dc, 1ch), *skip dc, (1dc, 1ch) in ch st, rep from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch4.

Rnd 64:  Rep Rnd 63.

CHANGE TO MC
Rnd 65:  Rep Rnd 63.

NO SEW ATTACHMENT OF DRAWSTRING ENCLOSURE

 Fold edge of bag over so you can attach drawstring round to the inside of bag.

Rnd 66:  Ch1, *sc in dc, sc in next ch AS WELL AS skipped st of Rnd 60, rep from * to end, join to ch1.



Weave in ends


DRAWSTRING - Shoulder straps - MAKE TWO (2)

Lay bag out flat, and measure the length of the bag and the width of the bag, multiply by 2, and add 3in (7.5cm).  The result will be the length of your drawstring.  You will need to make 2.

Chain until your chain measures the length needed for drawstring. 
Sc in back bump of chain to end.  
Fasten off, weave in ends.

WEAVE DRAWSTRING INTO DRAWSTRING ENCLOSURE through the drawstring openings at each side.  Using a safety pin in one end of drawstring, feed one drawstring into the opening on left-hand side of bag, all the way around, exiting in the same opening.  



Take both ends down the outside of the bag and feed through Rnd 7 (as shown) and out at bottom of bag through the foundation loop.  Tie a knot in the drawstring approximately two (2) inches from the end.  

NOW repeat the same process, and feed the second drawstring through the drawstring enclosure, from the right-hand side of bag, and attach to bottom in same way.
Tighten the opening by pulling on the drawstrings and check the length of the shoulder straps, check you can comfortably get your arms through.  If too long - retie the knot at the bottom of drawstring ends.






Hope you're enjoying this FREE PATTERN 
for my

HAPPY Rucksack

and may you all enjoy your summer holidays!

Do contact me if you need some help - I will do my best to answer within 36hrs.

ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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